Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong trailer goes over RPG mechanics

Nacon and Big Bad Wolf Studio have shared a new trailer for narrative RPG Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong that takes a closer look at the game’s RPG mechanics.

Each of the game’s three protagonists has access to a character sheet with stats that can be distributed and skills that will give players the chance to pick locks, intimidate characters, and more. When players interact with other characters their stats will be compared to who they are interacting with to determine the success or failure of their choices. A tie between the relevant stats will be determined with a dice roll.

As previously revealed, each character also has a power known as a Discipline. Leysha can use Obfuscate to hide her identity, Emem’s Celerity lets her reach inaccessible locations, and Galeb’s power, Domination, turns people into puppets. Players can spend points to improve these powers.

Finally, there are Talents and Traits. Players who stick to a single playstyle can unlock Talents that offer permanent bonuses to their character, while Traits are positive or negative effects that are gained through making decisions.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong launches May 19th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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